The SESSION (ELDERS) is responsible for the mission and government of our church. It receives new members, leads our participation in mission, provides for our worship and growth, challenges our stewardship, oversees our finances and property, maintains relationships with other church bodies and provides direction for program areas and activities.
The BOARD of DEACONS coordinates the ministy to those in need, to the sick and friendless and any person who may be in distress. Ministries include serving communion at church and to shut-ins, overseein our Circle of Prayer, volunteering at the food pantry, overseeing our coffee hour following worship, visiting and calling on those in need, sending welcome cards to visitors, birthday cards ot our children and youth, get well cards to the ill and graduation cards to our high school seniours and serving on related session committees.
There are many ways to be involved in implementing the life of the church. Below is a listing of the current committees and a short description about their function. There is also a monthly report from each of the committees in the church monthly newsletter
Advent Communion Servers - Eric, Marty, Pastor Stacy, George, and Gerald.
CHURCH LEADERSHIP - Elders, Deacons and Committees: Our church leadership is committed to serve the Lord and our church members as well as our community with the message of the Love of God and His Love and Compassion for each of us. While our Church Leadership has the responsibility of the operations of the church, each of us is called to serve the Lord and share the message of His Love and Forgiveness. We hope you find a way to serve the Lord by being part of our congregation - as a regular or as a visitor.
The ELDERS and the DEACONS fulfill the functions and responsibilities of these boards as well as oversee the various committees and establish programs for the church. The COMMITTEES play an important role in a variety of ways and areas as listed below. The work of these boards and committees help take care of the business and spiritual functions of the church.
LAY LEADERS: Each one of us is a lay leader called to serve the Lord wherever we may be:
"But in all things presenting ourselves as the ministers of God," 2 Corinthians 6:4a King James 2000 Bible
Where and how can you use your God-given talents to serve the Lord? We each have different talents and abilities with which we can serve the Lord. Prayerfully consider how you may be able to serve the Lord at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Galena, IL?
"4For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."
Romans 12: 4-8 NIV
VOLUNTEER! Do you see a way that you can serve the Lord at Westminster? Don't wait to be asked. Volunteer!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Currently we have some specific needs for volunteers. These are;